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The first novelist to win the Costa Book of the Year prize TWICE, Sebastian Barry, has been nominated as the new Laureate for Irish Fiction 2018-2021.  He succeeds the wonderful Anne Enright.


Ferdia Shaw will play the criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, in the Disney adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s novel.

It’s 17 years since Pullman finished His Dark Materials, but he hasn’t lost his touch. Volume 1 in his The Book Of Dust trilogy has been nominated as the Whitbread Book Of The Year.

View some of the art produced by Paul Kidby for Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.

Review of John Green‘s first novel in six years.  Has it been worth the wait?  You decide!!

RTE interviews the nominees.  Results will be announced next Wednesday.  Fingers crossed for SAC long-time favourite Paul Howard!!

As they say themselves, small books about BIG IDEAS

Entitled ‘Beren and Lúthien’, it’s about man and an elf who try to steal from the greatest of all evil beings, Melkor.

Have a look at this BBC report for further details

Whether mid-air on a long-haul flight, at the beach or at home in the garden I hope you’ll enjoy the Recommended Reading Summer 2017 – Fiction and Non Fiction I’ve selected to appeal to 12-18 year olds.  It comprising a wide variety of genre – contemporary fiction, horror, love stories, mystery and detective stories and my favourite – historical fiction.  All are available in the St. Andrew’s College Library.

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Guess Who Is Reading 2015 Large Photos – ANSWERS